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IVF Acupuncture - Helps Improve Live Births
The Role of Acupuncture In IVF Support
Acupuncture has been used in East Asian countries for over 2000 years to manage health conditions and treat infertility. There is growing evidence that combining acupuncture with fertility treatment may offer a higher chance of success. A recent study published in Reproductive Biomedicine has shown their findings consistent with our clinical results that acupuncture is dosage-dependent on increased pregnancy rates and reduced miscarriages in In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) patients.
Acupuncture for IVF Support
Couples who have been struggling to conceive a child on their own often seek out IVF treatments because they help to ensure that a woman's egg fertilisation happens before the embryo transfer takes place. This form of fertility and pregnancy treatment is beneficial when the man has a low sperm count, or the woman has a health condition where she does not ovulate frequently enough.
IVF treatments are costly, though, because a fertility specialist has to carefully harvest the eggs and sperm from the couple, combine them in a laboratory, and then implant them into the uterus. Sometimes, they also have to store the eggs and sperm for long periods while other health issues causing fertility problems treatment.
Additionally, the hefty price-tag that goes along with the procedure may increase if complications occur with the embryo transfer. Therefore, patients have to repeat the IVF cycle several times before the implantation is a success. Luckily, some beneficial complementary therapies can help, though, such as IVF acupuncture.
How Is Acupuncture Used to Treat Women Undergoing Fertility Treatment?
Many leading fertility specialists recommend using IVF acupuncture treatments. Other types of complementary therapies with similar effects of acupuncture can offer benefits as well. IVF acupuncture has a strong function to stimulate blood flow to the uterus. As a result, ET transfer success rates increased by up to 65 per cent.
The acupuncture IVF support needs to have personalised planning. First of all, a woman best to begin the IVF acupuncture three months before the IVF cycle. Shortly after that, they can start the IVF injections for egg collection and embryo transfer.
The patient needs to have a personalised treatment plan to address their specific conditions. This timing has to be accurate because it helps increase the blood flow to the reproductive organs while reducing stress.
Can Men Use Acupuncture to Improve Their Fertility Too?
Chinese medicine works for men's fertility, as well. Men who want to increase their fertility and have a higher birth rate can have treatment before sperm collection.
Acupuncture points help increase the chances of having a baby in the same way as it does with women. The treatment will improve the blood flow to men's inner and outer reproductive organs.
Some men may also notice an IVF acupuncture improved conditions that significantly impact fertility and pregnancy, such as erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, or a low sperm count.
Who Can Have Acupuncture for IVF Support Done?
IVF Acupuncture is one of the safest natural health treatments that leading fertility specialists recommend. The treatment needs to be in a safe, clean environment by a registered acupuncturist with good IVF support experience.
Therefore, any woman who wants to increase their chances of a higher birth rate can have IVF acupuncture.
Why Is ET Acupuncture NOT The Optimised Solution
ET (Embryo Transfer) acupuncture has become popular since the Paulus Study 2002 published clinical trials in 2002. The report showed promising results for improved pregnancy rates. In her study, pregnancy rates were 16.2% higher in the acupuncture group at 42.5%, compared with 26.3% in the control group.
The Paulus finding and other practitioners that followed were undoubtedly why clinics like the Adelaide City Acupuncture initially opened. However, acupuncture on the day of transfer has never been all the recommendations we can give.
Our clinic's practice offers acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer and follows the treatment protocols based on Paulus 2002 original research and more recent clinical findings. Chinese herbal medicine also offers extra benefit internally for hormonal balancing on top of ET acupuncture.
As new research continued to emerge, our treatments and recommendations evolve. The benefit of a higher dose of acupuncture quickly shows a better result and our clinic began to recommend treatment before and during the IVF cycle.
What Else Can Acupuncture Treat?
Besides using acupuncture and the treatment given by a fertility specialist to increase their chances of in vitro fertilisation working faster, IVF acupuncture is also beneficial for those who need help with their stress levels.
Many people who are struggling with depression and anxiety turn to acupuncture to improve their mood without prescription medications. As mentioned above, acupuncture also works great for relieving pain in the joints and muscles. And it can reduce nauseous in women's early pregnancy.
In summary, IVF acupuncture is a simple but safe and effective option to help couples increase IVF success rates. A registered acupuncturist should only the person can perform it safely. So if you or someone you know has been struggling with many failed attempts or want to make sure that the first IVF cycle has a better chance, call us today or make a booking online. We can work with your fertility specialists to develop a right leading fertility plan specially tailored to your needs.